Around the World in 80 Recipes {and More!} – Part 2

african nativity and cookbookRound 2, here we go!

In case you missed the beginning of my imaginary travel around the world (through cuisine, music, books, etc), here’s the link to my first post in this series. Continue reading


Around the World in 80 Recipes {and More!} – Part 1

007When I was little, I used to make myself paper “tickets,” and pretend that I was in some exotic country (like the Philippines or China) for 1-2 weeks. During those weeks, I would read everything I could find about the culture, language, food, and missionaries that worked there. Continue reading

When things turn out different…

Sometimes things do not turn out the way we expect them to. And when this happens around major holidays like Christmas, the reality seems to hit teapot

I’ve written here before about learning to see the gifts–learning to see differently, through eyes of gratitude, even when circumstances are less than ideal. Learning to see the beauty even in the most dire circumstances. Continue reading

Thanksgiving recipe ideas for you…

So, I had intended to do a whole series of blog posts regarding food for Thanksgiving.

Well, sometimes life just gets busy. I’ll just have to save those posts for later (well, hopefully sooner than later!).

For now, here are some of my go-to recipes that would be great for sharing with your loved ones. I’m bringing a few of them to my own family’s gathering this year ๐Ÿ™‚
Hope you enjoy, and have a happy Thanksgiving!

Butternut Squash Soup
Cranberry-Orange Sauce
Potato Rolls
No-Bake Mini Pumpkin Tarts
Mashed Cauliflower “Potatoes”

Meals that Freeze Well

This has been on my mind lately, so I thought I'd share it:
Father's Day four years ago was a time I will never forget. And it didn't really have much of anything to do with the actual holiday, except that it made it a day where I always remember. Four years today, actually. Read more in my previous blog post here. Then you can come back to this page ๐Ÿ™‚